Everybody vs. Everybodies

Can 'Everybody' be used as a plural pronoun? Or it should always be used as a singular noun? Here, we will see if 'Everybody' can be pluralized or not.

"Everybody" vs. "Everybodies" in English Grammar

Is 'Everybodies' Correct?

'Everybody' as a singular indefinite pronoun cannot be used in plural form. It is always singular and comes with singular verbs.
So, we can never use 'everybodies'.

Everybody needs a friend to talk to.

Everybodies

If we put a space between 'verbs' and 'body', it is no longer a pronoun, but a noun phrase, which means:

  1. 'body' can be used as a plural noun 'bodies;
  2. other words can be put between 'every' and 'body'.

The survey will be used by government departments and every other public bodies.

Everybody's

In listening to an English text, you might hear the term 'everybody's' which can be one of these things:

  1. possessive form of 'everybody'
  2. short form of 'everybody + is/have'

Jack pretends that this problem is everybody's business. But it's not!

Everybody's changing all the time. It's only natural.

Everybody

'Everybody' is a universal indefinite pronoun that means 'every person'. We use a singular verb after it.

If everybody is ready, let's begin.

We use 'everybody' when we want to refer to 'all of the people in a group'. We write it in one word:

Everybody enjoyed the concert.

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